The Chelsea situation this summer is a strange one, with the future of manager Antonio Conte remaining unsure and the club yet to make any summer signings.
The Blues fans will be keen to see the club begin to start acting quickly in order to ensure their club does not fall behind in the race for the title once again, with the likes of United and City already making moves this summer.
There’s plenty of positions the Blues could do with adding some quality to this summer, and one positon our landlord thinks might need a new face in is in between the sticks, with Thibaut Courtois still looking unsure on if he will remain at the Bridge at the end of the summer.
Our landlord thinks there is a ready made replacement already in the Premier League however in the form of Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmiechel, who is valued at a cool £10m by Transfermarkt.
The Dane has been impressive for his country so far in the World Cup, winning plaudits as he has helped guide his country into the knockout stages and a meeting with Croatia.
Into his 30s now, the time to go and play for a club who will consistently challenge for the top four might not come along again, and if a move to Chelsea could be orchestrated, then Schmeichel would have to seize the opportunity.
Report – €70million star edges closer to Chelsea move
Chelsea could lose star goal keeper Courtois in the summer transfer window and in such a scenario, they have been looking to find a quality replacement for the Belgian international.
The Blues have been heavily linked with Brazilian international and Roma star Alisson Bekcer for quite some time and the latest reports are intriguing.
According to Marca, Chelsea are edging closer to hiring the services of the Samba star from the Giallorossi. The Spanish source have mentioned that the Premier League club could come closer to the €70million fee demanded by the Italian club.
Marca have further stated that so far, Real Madrid have only offered a fee worth €40million for the South American shot stopper and Roma rejected that move.
Last season, the 25-year-old star featured in 49 games in all competitions for the Serie A side, conceded 47 goals and kept 22 clean sheets.
As far as his senior national career is concerned, so far, the former Internacional player has played 29 times for the Selecao and kept 29 clean sheets.
In the World Cup 2018, he has kept 2 clean sheets in 3 outings and next up, Brazil will collide against Mexico in the Round of 16.
In your opinion, is Alisson good enough to replace a top goalie like Courtois?